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[2000-05-20-MPPW-TV] Derrick King vs Seven

Tim Evans

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Brandon Baxter lays down an open challenge for Seven's TV title. Dave Brown says Seven stole the title from Blade 2 weeks before in the parking lot. Derrick King answers the challenge in street clothes. Brandon laughs it off but then agrees. Seven looks like he concusses himself on a headscissors where he lands right on his head. That had to hurt. He continues the match and it's decent till another run in by the Cartel. Buddy Landell of all people makes the save. I had no idea he was in Power Pro in 2000 and as a babyface of all things. He must not have lasted long. Good action but these non finishes are getting old.

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Brandon Baxter knows why all the fans came to the arena today, why everyone is watching on TV today, and that’s to see himself and Seven. Randy Hales didn’t see fit to book them on the card today, so he’s issuing an open challenge to anyone in the dressing room for Seven’s TV title. Dave Brown then says that he isn’t in fact the TV champion and that he just stole the belt a couple of weeks ago outside the studio. The challenge is answered by Derrick King who’s not in ring wear and will be wrestling the match in jeans and boots. King escapes the early press slam attempt and starts firing back at Seven. Irish whip is reversed, King ducks the clothesline and a spinning headscissors, driving his opponent head first into the canvas. A pair of dropkicks send Seven tumbling over the top rope and to the outside, where King then catches him with a plancha from the top turnbuckle. Back inside and he staggers the big man with a couple of rights, but as he hits the ropes, Baxter clobbers him in the back, pulls him to the floor and throws him into the ring post. Running lariat in the corner, and after a second clothesline turns King inside out, Seven tries to pin him with just one foot on his chest. Neckbreaker, and another lackadaisical cover doesn’t get the job done. King blocks the superplex, pushes Seven backwards and nails him with a missile dropkick. ‘Rude Awakening’ neckbreaker, he goes for the superkick, however Seven pulls the official in the way and he hits him instead (this looked pretty bad as you clearly see King change trajectory to make sure he hits the ref). Facebuster and here come The Regulators to help out their fellow Cartel member. Michinoku Driver by Rob Harlem, Seven with ‘the Redemption’ (a chokebomb), when Buddy Landell of all people makes the save. He’s soon followed by Wolfie D, Ali, Blade Boudreaux, Alan Steel and Koko B. Ware and we’ve one almighty schmozz as the show goes off the air with the fight still going on.


King hasn’t had the best of months so far but I liked this one up until the final minute or so. The ref bumps and non-finishes are getting tiresome and things aren’t made any easier when the ref bump looks so unnatural. The Buddy Landell appearance was a surprise but I’m guessing that he’s not long for Power Pro.

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So far Derrick King may be my favorite wrestler in 2000 of the guys that have never seen before. In 2017 a guy like that would be signed by WWE pretty fast, back then they went with the taller and bigger Kevin Fertig. By the way: I assume somebody already made this joke but Rob Harlem (Men on a Mission's Mo) looks like he has eaten Oscar.

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